Aunt gave me a good quality pumpkin a week ago, and I wanted to bake Ganache's Pumpkin Muffin for quite some times.
Smashing pumpkin is fun! Look at the above picture,after the pumpkin cubes are steamed* (*note: don't boil it, just steam, otherwise all the sweetness will disolve in the boiling water) and just 1 press-down(Pic 1) , it became so smooth. And when u press, the water will squeeze from the pumpkin (pic 2), and left the 'mash' on the sieve. That's how you derive the pumpkin puree (pic 3).
* I did not throw the water just like that, that's the best natural sweetness from the pumpkin! hahaha, I sip all!
Recipe ( I halve from Ganache's)
(So this recipe should give 5-6 standard muffin cups), but mine is 8, cuz i m using a smaller version cup)
60g unsalted Butter
10g Honey ( I didnt measure mine, I just make 1 big squeeze from the bottle around my mixture!)
75g pumpkin puree
15g high protien flour (bread flour)
3g baking powder
[copy from Ganache]
Shift the 2 flours + baking powder together and put aside 1st.
Cream butter & sugar until light & fluffy. Add egg and continue beating until smooth. Add honey & pumpkin puree to the mixture, mix until well combined. Add in sifted flour into the mixture, fold through ( Dont overmix), lastly add sultanas.
Scoop to muffin cups until 2/3 full, baked in preheated oven of 180C for 20-25mins***.
**** Notes: Due to the size of the muffin cups I used, (mine quite small & short as compared to the standard one)...so I only baked at 12 mintures. So, always check ur muffin, start from 10 mins onwards, use skewer test.